More than 500 people seeking employment attended Commissioner Sandy Murman’s County Job Fair at the Hillsborough Community College’s Student Services Building last Friday held on HCC’s Dale Mabry campus.
The job fair was hosted by Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, in association with CareerSource Tampa Bay and HCC. Nearly 60 employers and vendors participated in the free event, including Nielsen, Busch Gardens, Walgreens, Hillsborough County Schools, US Foods, Moffitt Cancer Center and USAA. Nearly all of the employers surveyed by CareerSource rated the event as excellent.
After the job fair, a virtual job fair was held to allow job seekers to apply for employment online at a special web page through CareerSource. That online job fair, which was in partnership with the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, was from 1-5 p.m., said Murman, who spearheaded both events.
“It gave people across the county a chance to have access to employers hiring in a different part of the county. We’re trying to offer the employers more possibilities, and the job seekers more options,” Murman said of the virtual job fair. For those who didn’t have computer access at home, they could access the job fair from computers at any public library, she said.
“Some people might not be able to get to the job fair location, so this was another way to join employers with potential employees.”
Murman said that by posting the jobs available in advance, and promoting the event well in advance, the response was overwhelming. “We had major companies like USAA, Nielsen, and US Foods. We had a lot of the major employers in our community,” Murman said. “The results we got back and the response was overwhelmingly positive and people felt like it was really about the quality of employers we got there.”
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